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Watch: Jamie Dornan strips off with TikTok star Eric Roberts for Donegal sea swim

Jamie Dornan post swim in Donegal.
Jamie Dornan post swim in Donegal.

Co Down actor Jamie Dornan was spotted taking a morning swim in the sea in Donegal over the weekend.

The Holywood native, best known for his leading role in the Fifty Shades films, joined TikTok influencer and comedian Eric Roberts and two others for the early dip.

 Documenting the swim, which is thought to have taken place Downings , Donegal native Eric said: "Special guest for the dip this morning..." 

"We are down for the swim this morning, the skies are looking a bit grey...

"Mr Grey down with us this morning... I tell you what, it was nippy enough."

Dornan appeared unfazed by the cold. He said: "No bother..." upon emerging from the sea.

"Baywatch irish style lads is it.." commented an Instagram user, while another added "There’ll be no parking within 5 miles of that beach for the next few mornings."

The Viking Dippers are a group of sea swimmers at Downings who often raise money for charities with their regular dips and social media antics.

Eric Roberts, who has 592 TikTok followers, has become quite the social media star over the past couple of years.  While he has previously said he ‘fell into’ making videos, he is now influencing and presenting full-time. He joined the line-up for a new BBC Sounds show which takes social media stars and pairs them with comedians.

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